Following the recent protests in Iran, the UK Home Secretary is facing calls to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organisation. On 31 October 2017, 69 British MPs backed a motion to express serious concerns over the group’s role in “human rights violations in Iran and support for terrorism abroad”, and calling on the Government to include IRGC on the UK list of proscribed organisations, including “punitive measures” against its officials”. The IRGC was designated by the US in October 2017 (see previous blog here).
Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. The legal directories say she is the...See profile for Maya Lester QC >